WE’RE SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE! This is where you will be able to find so many resources from the LBCF community. We’ll have our Sermons posted here, reading resources that have been created or curated by the LBCF staff and leadership, as well as essential resources to engage the life of the mind in more meaningful ways, as we journey in discipleship.
Steve Thomas. The call in Philippians 2 is to be like Jesus—to learn to live and love like him by honoring each other. In this message, we explore the simple command to do what Jesus did, loving each other, even when it costs us something.
Philippians 1:8-11, 20-24, 27
Brandon Cook. Paul writes from to the Philippians from prison, wrestling with big questions—he touches on the nature of eternal life and of heaven. In this message, we explore the theology of heaven and what it means to be a follower of Jesus here and now. We see, for example, that part of the work of the contemporary church is to deconstruct the Gospel Americana with its message that the goal is heaven rather than Jesus. This allows us to wrestle with our own big questions: How do we live well here while resting in the hope of eternal life? What does heaven here and now look like, and how would we lean into it?
Brandon Cook. The Book of Acts comes to an end with Paul in prison in Rome, facing an uncertain future. But it doesn’t before Paul levels a lament about the hardness of heart around him in those who refuse the good news of Jesus. Paul taps into the Jewish legacy of lament—of giving voice to the things that disturb and shake us. In this message, we explore how lament—which can feel like an assault on God Himself—is actually part of how we demonstrate trust and move forward in hope.
Brandon Cook. Paul’s journey continues with a shipwreck (!) and a snakebite (!!). His path is filled with ambiguity and powerlessness, yet he is filled with power. In this message, we explore how the only way to walk in the fullness of the Kingdom of God is by embracing the powerlessness we might detest, and finding there a fountain of God’s life and provision.
Acts 26:1-8, 9-18.
Jessica Lacy-Driscoll. In light of Paul's testimony before King Agrippa, we ask: How do we let Jesus be our hope in the midst of longing and waiting. Jesus often brings his goodness in ways we do not understand. We open ourselves to his presence of hope by grieving, confessing, receiving, encountering and being commissioned. We consider where Jesus is inviting us to put our hope in him.
Acts 25:1-12, 23-26:1
Steve Thomas. How do we remain faithful to God's Kingdom and message in the midst of uncertainty? We catch a glimpse of Paul in a time of uncertainty facing fear, anxiety and loneliness. We are reminded that God is with us in our uncertainty. What if we leaned into God's presence to be transformed in the in-between times?
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